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18-Year Veteran Police Officer Appointed School Resource Officer for Middlesex Middle School

SRO Stuart Schwengerer Middlesex Middle School SRO
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Darien Police Officer Schwengerer has been selected as the Police Department’s first school resource officer (SRO) for Middlesex Middle School. (more…) Continue Reading →

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14-Year-Old on a Bike Gets Broken Bone After Car Strikes Him in a Hit-and-Run

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A 14-year-old boy was knocked off his bicycle when it was struck by a vehicle, resulting in the boy getting a broken bone and bruises Thursday morning on Old Kings Highway South near its intersection with Locust Hill Road. The dark-colored car left the scene without stopping, and police are asking that anyone with information about the matter to get in touch with them. (more…) Continue Reading →

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Police Release Image of Male Suspected of Looking for Loot in Motor Vehicle

Surveillance video suspected thief in vehicle
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“DO YOU KNOW THIS MAN?” Darien police ask in a post on Facebook. Images from a video show a young man or teenager both inside and outside a vehicle in the driveway at night. (more…) Continue Reading →

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Five Stolen Vehicles, 14 Total Entered on Various Nights Last Week

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Darien police, who had previously announced that five vehicles had been stolen last week, and a total of 11 entered, on Tuesday provided details about those incidents and three more over the weekend. All of the vehicles appear to have been unlocked, and the stolen ones also had keys inside. (more…) Continue Reading →

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Police: Two Charged With Cocaine Possession When Car Stopped for Lack of a Front License Plate

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When a car was stopped by a police officer who saw there was no front license plate on it, a passenger wanted on an arrest warrant was taken into custody, and a search of the car found cocaine, so both the arrested man and the driver were charged with drug possession, police said. (more…) Continue Reading →

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New Canaan Officials Support Surveillance Cameras to Record Vehicles Entering Waveny Park

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Following an online petition signed by more than 2,000 people, and acting on the advice of police, New Canaan officials said this week that they’re looking to install cameras to record motor vehicles entering and leaving Waveny Park, just north of the Darien border. (more…) Continue Reading →

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Police: DUI for Teenager, 19, Who Sideswipes Car, Crashes, ‘Soils’ Police Station

Harrison Constantine mug shot
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An intoxicated teenager, driving at 6:28 p.m. Tuesday on Christie Hill Road, sideswiped an oncoming vehicle, then crashed into a stone wall but seemed barely injured, police said. (more…) Continue Reading →

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